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  1. 1. Yardage finder

    • GPS Watch
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    • Smartphone app
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    • Laser Rangefinder
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    • Course Yardage markers
      10
    • Something else
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Okay guys... hoping this isn't a repeat but just trying to gauge the community on how everyone determines yardage while playing.

I'm reviewing the new TomTom2 watch for the forum and this will help me with the Stage 2 review.  Thanks in advance!

 

If you use a GPS device what is it and what do you like/dislike about it?

 

Watch?

 

Smartphone app?

 

Laser rangefinder?

 

Something else?

 

ALSO ... if money was NO object what would you have?

 

 

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I use a laser 90% of the time and app on my phone the rest.

If I play a new course it'll be about 70/30 in favor of my phone.

 

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I use a laser.  Used to have a GPS that I really liked, but you had to download courses to it and it wasn't the speediest of devices.  In all fairness it was an old Callaway one that was very nice when I got it (compared to others on the market at the time) but when it came time for a replacement I went with the laser.  It's just faster and easier for me to use.

 

If money was no object I would have both devices.  I would use the laser as I currently do for just about everything.  However the nice thing about the GPS with a big color screen is when you are playing unfamiliar courses you can get a flyover or overhead view of the hole.  I can always use my phone for this in a pinch as well though.  But hey, you said money was no object!

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I use Golf Pad on my phone. So far, they've had every course I've played but they had one marked wrong. Sent them an email and it was fixed in a couple of days.

 

I also have an old Bushnell laser that I keep in the bag as a backup but it rarely sees daylight.

 

If money was no object, I'd honestly keep what I've got or maybe get a pro membership with The Grint.

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I'm a laser user, for me is nice to be able to shoot and know distances to things other than the hole.

 

If money was no object id like some sort of hybrid so it's all in one unit. I'm not a fan of having to carry around multiple devices.

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If money was truly no object I'd hire Emmanuelle Chriqui to follow me around the course with a laser and a GPS and give me yardages.

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My wife and I have both GPS (no watch) and laser.  She tends to use the laser, I use the GPS most of the time.  It's faster, gives me what I need to get on the green, but not go off the back.  Knowing distance to the pin is nice, but I also need to know if the pin is front or back.

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Usually laser, occasionally I'll use the markers if I haven't got line of site, mostly for lay ups. I tend to rely on visuals when pitching from close range. If I forget to get the range finder back off my daughter, I use the markers and hope I get my guess of pin position correct.

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I'll use course markings a lot of the time, especially if I can get good yardage book for the course.  I'm old-school that way.  I've seen enough times that a GPS will conflict with properly installed yardage markers that I don't entirely trust GPS.  I also use a laser for hole distances, but I want to know front and/or back yardages too, and that info I can get from the on-course markers most times.

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I always have my Bushnell Neo X GPS watch strapped to my bag for quick yardages, but when I need something more precise or the distance to a specific landmark then I shoot it with my laser

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I carry the Garmin G6......it can handle 3 rounds of golf, keeping score, recording club distance and reports FIR, GIR & total putts.

 

I also stay aware of land markers and my distance to them to verify.  I also carry a Laser which I use for the Par 3's.

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I prefer to use both on courses that I am not familiar with.  Garmin Fenix 3 watch and Bushnell Tour V2 Laser.  (time to upgrade).  When I am playing a course that I know, I will typically only rely on the laser.  I prefer to use the GPS to find the front and back of greens, and perhaps carry yardages over hazards.  On courses that I know, this is less of an issue....

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I use a Golf Buddy VS4 gps, it gives me instant yardages for front, center, and back pins. It also gives me shot distances to show how far I hit my last shot. That's all I really need at the moment, If money was no object, I'd want to try a laser like the Bushnell. Does it really make that of a difference in accuracy gps vs laser?

 

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Another question that ties in with this:

 

Do you find that you "need" a yardage finder on your home course that you probably know like the back of your hand? I rarely ever bother with it playing "at home".

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Another question that ties in with this:

 

Do you find that you "need" a yardage finder on your home course that you probably know like the back of your hand? I rarely ever bother with it playing "at home".

 

Even if I am playing at a course that I have played 1000 times, I will want the exact yardage to the flag. It allows me to make a very confident (or confused) swing, without worrying "Am I 125 or 130??"  Knowing that I am 127 frees up my pea sized brain for other tasks....

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125 or 130 doesn't really concern me. That's a 9 iron for me, regardless of 5 yds. one way or the other...lol.

 

I wish I was good enough to worry about 5 yds. I'm happy with being on the green in regulation. Maybe some day.............

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Rangefinder for me. I have used apps and a motoactv watch until they seemed to stop supporting it. Rangefinder makes me feel as close to 100% without slope that I have the right club. GPS still seemed to have a bit of guess work. Been playing a few strokes better since picking it up!

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